Heartburn Friendly Cooking: A Sweet Summer Breakfast

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D. Health Guide
  • Reflux Friendly Cooking is a weekly feature full of quick and easy food ideas that are acid reflux friendly and can be easily modified to meet the needs of everyone in your family! Each week I'll provide a simple menu that is designed for easy digestion. I'll also give you suggestions on how to modify the same recipe for others in your family without acid reflux disease. Bon Appétit!

    A Sweet Summer Breakfast. This past weekend, I took my son to pick fresh fruit at a local farm. This week and next I'll share with you the fruits of our labor!


    Blueberry Coffee Cake
    - 1 Package Gluten Free Pantry white cookie and cake mix

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    - 5 Tbs. canola spread
    - 2 eggs or egg replacer
    - 2 tsp. gluten free vanilla
    - 1 cup rice or soy milk
    - 1 cup fresh blueberries
    - 1/2 cup brown sugar
    - Sprinkle of cinnamon (if tolerated)


    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease an 8 x 8 inch pan. Beat canola spread until fluffy. Beat in cake mix. Add eggs (or replacer) and vanilla and beat to combine. Add milk and blueberries. Fold gently. Spread into greased pan. Add brown sugar and cinnamon to the top of the batter. With a butter knife, swirl topping into cake. Bake 30 minutes or under knife comes out clean.


    Sweet Apple Iced Tea
    - 6 apple tea bags (herbal and caffeine free is recommended)
    - 6 cups water plus 1 cup water
    - 1 cup sugar
    - 1 tsp. vanilla
    - 1 apple thinly sliced


    Bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Remove the water from the heat and add the tea bags. Let the tea bags steep for about an hour. Remove the tea bags. While the tea is cooling, create a simple syrup by combining 1 cup of sugar with one cup of water and bring it to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla. After the sugar and water mixture is cooled to room temperature, add it to the tea. Pour the tea into a pitcher and add the apple slices. Serve over ice.


Published On: July 21, 2010